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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    Okay so here it goes this is my first ever build log so I will do my best to document and photograph the process and share it with you guys. The premise of this build is a small form factor PC I can use as a main PC and take with me to LANs, and also be easily transported cross country, all while having bleeding edge performance that puts large no compromise rigs to shame. Oh and this will all happen in 1 week.

    Day 1: Parts ordered!

    So just to tease you guys a little here are some of the parts I ordered.


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    For those too lazy for pictures the list includes the following (note some parts aren't listed . . . I have to keep some things in store for you people)

    Fans & Misc :

    1 x Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 15 LED Light Strip - 300mm - White
    1 x Bit Fenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series - 120mm - White
    1 x Bit Fenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series - 140mm - White
    1 x Bit Fenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series - 230mm - White
    1 x bgears black 120 mm to 140 mm fan adapter
    2 x Corsair SP120 High Perfomance edition


    Case & Internals

    1 x BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White / White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
    1 x SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    1 x ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
    1 x Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    1 x CORSAIR H100
    1 x CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A2133C10
    2 x Samsung 256 GB 830 SSD's
    1 x ASUS BW-12D1S-U
    1 x EVGA GTX 680 4GB Classified Edition











    ((Also if anyone has the contact info for sponsors, please feel free, to share my project with them, as I would dearly love sponsors!))
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I wish I had an extra 1300 also.
     
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    That's not even all the parts :laugh::toast:
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I wish I had an extra $1300 + whatever else you spend on this project. :laugh:
     
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    yeah ITX build, it would be pretty challenging
     
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    Congrats. Love that case and would like to try this myself.

    Due to lack of funds however, I will have to enjoy the experience vicariously with your build. :D
     
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    Can't wait to see what magic you can do with that case. If it is anything like your previous builds, the result is mouth-watering kickass. :slurps: :toast:
     
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    Really appreciate that I will be doing my best to take this build to the next level!

    I'll do my best to get lots of pictures for you!
     
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    you go Hard [H] I look forward to the build pics

    I've picked up a part time job to pay for my next build so hopefully I'll be doing the same
     
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    I can't wait to get this project started!
     
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    Love the parts and I love people's p-logs so needless to say I'm excited for your build!

    :toast:
     
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    Parts have begun to arrive pictures to follow, as soon as I get home.
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeeet
     
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    So this is some of what came in today.

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    Ram kit
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    Mobo
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    Blu-Ray Burner
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    More to come in a little bit!
     
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    Looks like your first order from Egg arrived, very nice! Looking forward to what's to come :toast:
     
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    This gonna be sweet. That prodigy looks nice and pretty small. can't wait to see it come together and how it turns out.

    You get that case from that link i sent ya or you just snagged a new one?

    definitely sub'ing in for this.
     
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    The one you linked me was black, I wanted white so I drove 200 miles round trip to a Micro Center that had one in stock today.
     
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    Man that's dedication right there for ya! 200 miles :rockout:

    I wish I had an MC nearby, you guys always snag such great deals there. :cry:
     
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    lol. didn't know what color it was. Just say it was what you were after. at least you got one. I see you really wanted it to drive that far for a case lol. sounds like me.
     
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    Okay I didn't get much done tonight, but I took plenty of pictures all the same, so lets just dive in!

    First some unboxing porn

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    Now on to the case.

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    Now to begin the PSU installation

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    In it goes

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    Oh it's a tight fit, but I'll make it work!

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    Alright that's all for tonight, I am still waiting on some more odds and ends, and will continue to document and update as they arrive.
     
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    Very sexy indeed!!! I'm no PSU guru, but that looks very nice. Im loving the case!

    I didn't catch it earlier (maybe I missed it), but what gpu you sporting?
     
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    That's to come later.;)
     
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    Thats alot of very nice (drool) stuff [H] and that case kinda reminds me of an Apple G5 case but white and smaller

    looks like it's going to be one impressive build :D
     
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    Well here goes another round of pictures of parts that came in today.

    Some aweseom goodies from Performance pcs
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    Some strip LED's
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    120mm Bit Fenix fan
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    140mm Bit Fenix fan
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    230mm Bit Fenix fan
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    Will be back later with some installation pictures.
     

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